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Coroner identifies man killed in multi-vehicle crash in Southwest Bakersfield

Deadly Accident on White Lane and Grissom Street
Deadly Accident on White Lane and Grissom Street
Deadly Accident on White Lane and Grissom Street
Posted at 4:44 PM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-13 19:44:48-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Kern County Coroner's Office has identified 41-year-old Larry Jose Mangrobang Sr. as the man killed in a deadly crash in Southwest Bakersfield Tuesday.

According to the Bakersfield Police Department, around 2:33 p.m. officers responded to a report of a traffic collision in the intersection of White Lane and Grissom Street. When they arrived they found four vehicles involved in the crash, including a black Honda Civic, a semi-truck, a white Chrysler Town & Country van, and a white Nissan Versa.

The driver of the Honda Civic sustained major injuries because of the collision. He was transported to the hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries. The drivers and occupants of the additional involved vehicles were not injured.

BPD said witnesses at the scene reported the black Honda Civic was traveling eastbound on White Lane and ran a red light as it entered the intersection with Grissom Street. The Honda collided with the semi-truck that was making a southbound turn onto Grissom Street from White Lane. The Honda then collided with two additional vehicles that were stopped at the intersection in the northbound lanes of Grissom Street.

BPD said this is the tenth fatal collision that has occurred within the city of Bakersfield this year.

The identity of the deceased driver will be released at a later time by the Kern County Coroner’s office. Anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to call the BPD at (661) 327-7111.